A research consortium formed after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill has deployed more than 300 water drifters near the rig’s explosion site to study surface currents in the Gulf of Mexico. Known as the Grand Lagrangian deployment, it is the largest of its kind in history.
The Mississippi State Chemical Laboratory is receiving funding to support an enhanced multi-state research program examining effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico.
In the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill (DHOS), the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling estimates that responders sprayed over 1.8 million gallons of the dispersant Corexit 9500 into the northern Gulf of Mexico (GOM).
Opportunity: Postdoctoral Investigator – Environmental Analytical Chemistry: WHOI and Haverford College
We invite applications for a postdoctoral researcher in the area of environmental analytical chemistry. The project involves complex mixture analysis by qualitative and quantitative mass spectrometry.
In early October, the American Geophysical Union (AGU) elected Dr. Margaret Leinen as their next president. She begins a two-year term as president-elect in January 2013, followed by a two-year term as president.
Satellite Company Provides Researchers With SPOT Satellite GPS Messengers(TM) to Complete an Unprecedented Oceanic Flow Study in Wake of Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
Students, teachers, and journalists joined scientists on board research expeditions and in labs this summer and shared their experiences online.
“Highly successful” is how Chief Scientist Ian MacDonald described his recent research cruise on the RV Weatherbird II to identify natural oil seeps to use as control sites as part of a larger effort to study the effects of oil and gas in the deep sea environment.